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SubjectRe: [PATCH] virtio-net: Read MAC only after initializing MSI-X
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 11:51:01AM +0300, Sasha Levin wrote:
> The MAC of a virtio-net device is located at the first field of the device
> specific header. This header is located at offset 20 if the device doesn't
> support MSI-X or offset 24 if it does.
>
> Current code in virtnet_probe() used to probe the MAC before checking for
> MSI-X, which means that the read was always made from offset 20 regardless
> of whether MSI-X in enabled or not.
>
> This patch moves the MAC probe to after the detection of whether MSI-X is
> enabled. This way the MAC will be read from offset 24 if the device indeed
> supports MSI-X.
>
> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
> Cc: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> Cc: virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org
> Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@gmail.com>

I am not sure I see a bug in virtio: the config pace layout simply
changes as msix is enabled and disabled (and if you look at the latest
draft, also on whether 64 bit features are enabled).
It doesn't depend on msix capability being present in device.

The spec seems to be explicit enough:
If MSI-X is enabled for the device, two additional fields immediately
follow this header.

So I'm guessing the bug is in kvm tools which assume
same layout for when msix is enabled and disabled.
qemu-kvm seems to do the right thing so the device
seems to get the correct mac.

> ---
> drivers/net/virtio_net.c | 16 ++++++++--------
> 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> index 0c7321c..55ccf96 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> @@ -981,14 +981,6 @@ static int virtnet_probe(struct virtio_device *vdev)
> /* (!csum && gso) case will be fixed by register_netdev() */
> }
>
> - /* Configuration may specify what MAC to use. Otherwise random. */
> - if (virtio_has_feature(vdev, VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC)) {
> - vdev->config->get(vdev,
> - offsetof(struct virtio_net_config, mac),
> - dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
> - } else
> - random_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr);
> -
> /* Set up our device-specific information */
> vi = netdev_priv(dev);
> netif_napi_add(dev, &vi->napi, virtnet_poll, napi_weight);
> @@ -1032,6 +1024,14 @@ static int virtnet_probe(struct virtio_device *vdev)
> dev->features |= NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_FILTER;
> }
>
> + /* Configuration may specify what MAC to use. Otherwise random. */
> + if (virtio_has_feature(vdev, VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC)) {
> + vdev->config->get(vdev,
> + offsetof(struct virtio_net_config, mac),
> + dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
> + } else
> + random_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr);
> +
> err = register_netdev(dev);
> if (err) {
> pr_debug("virtio_net: registering device failed\n");
> --
> 1.7.6


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